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morning. now a look forward into the holiday weekend for many making new year's eve plans. looking across the country, weather does quiet down a little bit but we will have some snow showers in the northeast. our stormiest weather is going to be along the gulf coast, rain breaking out across parts of southeast texas. nungz will be looking at thunderstorms nearby on new year's eve. the rain spreading across the southeast as we head into new year's day. and the big story into next week, a lot of cold air moving into the northwest. we may even see record lows from washington down through the coast of california. reena? >> eric, thank you. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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well, millions are expected to brave whatever weather hits new york's times square saturday night to ring in the new year. on sunday the place to be will be pasadena, california for the rose parade. security at both will be tighter than ever. here's anna werner. >> reporter: 2 million people are expected to pack this space to watch the ball drop, joined by some 7,000 new york city police officers. they'll be on rooftops, overhead in helicopters, and on the ground, screening revelers twice. at the 11 entrances to times square will be something new this year -- 65 garbage trucks filled with sand, each one weighing 40 tons. the sanitation trucks are designed to stop a terror attack similar to thoset
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germany. in those incidents trucks were used as weapons and driven into crowds. police in california will be watching along the 5. 5-mile route of the new year's day rose parade. there, heavy water-filled barriers will be in place at dozens of intersections to try to protect an estimated crowd of 700,000 people. this room's going to be packed. >> it'll be packed. >> reporter: chief james waters oversees counterterrorism efforts for the nypd. the department has said there's no specific threat regarding new year's eve and times square. does that diminish the concern? >> no. in many respects it raises the concerns that we're perhaps missing something or not tuned in to something. >> reporter: so you're actually more worried when you don't have a specific -- >> i have much more confidence when we're tracking the target because i have a great deal of confidence in the ability of the people here in new york city. >> reporter: when i asked chief waters what scenario he's most worried about, he told me,
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reena, that lone wolf attacker, the one who's been flying under the radar but has decided that new year's eve is going to be his night to, as the chief put it, go from zero to hero. >> always a big concern. thank you so much, anna. well, 2016 has been a deadly year for america's police officers. we all remember the horror in dallas in july when five officers were shot and killed. they were among 135 officers killed this year in the line of duty, the most in five years. omar villafranca met the widow of one of the fallen in dallas. >> the holidays were really hard. a lot harder than i thought that they would be. >> reporter: in july of this year heidi smith lost her husband of 19 years, dallas police officer michael smith. he was one of the officers killed in an ambush in downtown dallas. >> i don't see any end to it. it just seems to be getting worse. >> reporter: according to the latest numbers, 64 officers were shot and killed across the tr
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this marks a 56% increase over 2015. five officers were killed in the ambush attack in dallas. three more were killed in a similar attack in baton rouge, louisiana just ten days later. in total, 21 law enforcement officers were killed in ambush-style attacks across the country. frederick frazier is the head of the dallas police association and says there are simple solutions. >> you have to have more officers on the street. that's the easiest answer because an officer needs a partner. he needs somebody to watch his side, watch his back. >> reporter: for heidi and her two girls the grief has been unbearable. back in july 10-year-old caroline broke down when she told us about the last time she saw her dad put on his uniform. >> he was leaving to go to work, and i was leaving to go to a movie. and he said to me, "what if this is the last time you ever kiss me or hug me?" >> reporter: did he always say that? >> no. that was probably the first time
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>> reporter: was this kiss any different? >> yes, it was. >> reporter: how? >> it just felt different to me. i felt something bad was going to happen. >> reporter: texas and california had the most officer fatalities this year. reena, the deadliest calls for officers to answer are domestic disturbances. >> omar villafranca, thank you. in syria a new cease-fire has taken effect. earlier truces have not held for long. this one was brokered by russia and turkey, who are on different sides in the syrian civil war, which is nearly six years old. holly williams joins us from istanbul. holly, what do we know? >> reporter: well, reena, the syrian regime has apparently agreed to this deal, along with one of the main syrian opposition alliances. and the idea is that if it holds this could lead to peace talks in january. but there are dozens of syrian opposition or rebel groups, and we've
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evening who say that they did not agree to this cease-fire. remember also that this cease-fire deal only includes the syrian regime and some syrian opposition groups. this deal does not include isis or a powerful kurdish group. so while this could be a turning point, it certainly isn't an end to the syrian civil war. >> how is the u.s. reacting to this deal, holly? >> reporter: well, reena, the u.s. has called this a positive development, but this deal has effectively sidelined america in syria. russia's lethal air campaign in syria has managed to prop up the syrian regime, and it's helped moscow look like a truly global player, really for the first time since the end of the cold war. now perhaps this will allow russia's president, vladimir putin, to portray himself as a peacemaker. and russia has!j: brokered thi cease-fire deal not with washington but with turkey, an er
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growing ever closer to moscow. >> holly williams in istanbul. thank you, holly. today tributes to debbie reynolds filled social media. the actress died yesterday at 84. there were drawings, many depicting reynolds with her daughter carrie fisher, who died one day earlier. some showed reynolds in the rain gear that she wore in "singin' in the rain." and fisher shown as "star wars'" princess leia. last night fans raised light sabers in honor of fisher at impromptu vigils all over the country. some dressed as "star wars" character. reynolds' son todd fisher said the actress went to be with carrie. well, coming up next, can you really die of a broken heart? dr. jon lapook examines atth. and later, we're on the hunt for thieves stealing something more valuable than gold.
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syndrome is real. more now from dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: it's unclear what led to debbie reynolds' death just one day after her daughter's, but emotionally stressful events like the death of a spouse or child can trigger a sudden surge in stress hormones that are felt to stun the heart and prevent it from pumping properly or cause an artery supplying the heart to go into spasm. >> this entire part of the heart is not moving at all. >> reporter: cardiologist dr. harmony reynolds of nyu langone medical center has studied this underrecognized condition which occurs mainly in older women, many of whom have no obvious preexisting heart disease. >> this is a heart attack syndrome that unlike typical heart attack occurs with the arteries completely open. and the area of the heart that's affected is quite large, but if people survive the event it all goes away. >> reporter: symptoms can resemble a heart tack, including chest pain and shortness of breath, but may be subtle, causing women to delay
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>> we don't necessarily understand why an emotional connection exists, but we know that the brain and the heart are closely connected. you can die of heartbreak. but exactly how that happens and exactly why, we don't know. >> reporter: most people fully recover, but death can occur from problems like heart failure or an irregular heartbeat. in addition, a blood clot in the heart can travel to the brain, causing a stroke. >> any idea how common this is? >> it's probably relatively uncommon but nobody knows exactly how common it is because it's probably been flying under the radar for years. but now doctors are getting increasingly better at recognizing it. in 2012 about 6,200 cases were diagnosed in the united states. that represents a 20-fold increase from just six years before that. >> incredible the impact of stress hormones on the body. thank you, dr. jon lapook. well, when we come back, a view from the top of the world's highest bridge.
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their day sitting were more than twice as likely to be obese as those who stayed mostly on their feet. to reduce the risk of obesity the study's authors say get up and move around. well, a walk across the new bridge in china could send your heart racing because it's the world's highest and it opened today. it stands more than 1,800 feet above the valley below. that's more than a third of a mile. the bridge cuts the drive time between two southwest chinese cities from four hours to just one. nasa's mars rover "curiosity" is giving us a look at something you might not expect to see on the red planet -- purple rocks. the plum-colored boulders were captured in a series of images received last month near the martian mountain known as mount sharp. nasa says the color comes from a type of iron oxide in the rocks. well, coming up, we're on the chase for crooks stealing hot wheels of cheese.
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finally tonight, thieves are always after the cheddar. except in italy, where they're stealing a close cousin. here's seth doane. >> reporter: 9:30 p.m., eight officers keep watch from a convoy of three police cars. >> these patrols happen every night? >> every night, yeah. >> reporter: in 30 years on the force alessandro vaccari has never seen a wave of robberies like this. police blame organized crime. no surprise there. but
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this cheese can be quite valuable. >> yeah. >> reporter: yes, cheese. these are the streets of reggio emilia, italy, home to parmesan. "there have been so many thefts," vaccari explained. "cheese is a bit like gold here. the price is so high." exhibit a, a single wheel of cheese can sell for over $500. the staple of spaghetti dinners everywhere is the economic backbone of these small italian towns. parmesan is so valuable that it is used as collateral for loans. believe it or not, this is a bank. it's a vault filled with more than $120 million worth of cheese. to be certified parmigiano reggiano it must age for at least a year. so that means cheese, a whole lot of it, is stacked up in warehouses on small, rural
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unprotected farms. lorenzo pinetti showed us how thieves made off with $100,000 of his cheese in minutes. they'd make an assembly line and steal this piece and then this piece. italy's parmesan consortium figures about $7 million worth has been stolen in the last two years. there's a robust black market. so stepped-up patrols and new security systems are now in place. "but surely this will not be the last time thieves come to visit us," pinnetti said. small independent farmers are what makes this cheese so good and such a delicious target. seth doane, cbs news, reggio emilia, italy. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm reena ninan.
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♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony do kooup'll. as he promised, president obama unveiled a boatload of sanctions against russia for its efforts to influence the recent presidential election. nearly three dozen russian diplomats have been given three days to get out of the country. and that is just the start of it. chip reid reports. >> russia was engaging in malicious cyber activity intended to interfere with our election. >> reporter: and for that white house spokesman eric schultz says russia must pay a price. u.s. intelligence agencies say the russians were engaged in an effort to harm hillary clinton's campaign, thereby helping the campaign of president-elect donald trump. the administration's retaliatory on
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officials from the russian embassy in d.c. and the russian consulate in san francisco have to leave the country within 72 hours. schultz says they cannot hide. >> well, all their credentials will be revoked. so they won't be able to -- they'll have no protections here. they'll have no diplomatic immunity here. they will be persona non grata. so they will have to leave the country. >> reporter: in addition, two russian compounds believed to have been involved, one in new york and one on the eastern shore of maryland, will be closed. further, two russian intelligence agencies are being identified and sanctioned for their role in the hacking, along with three companies and four individuals who allegedly assisted. and two russians have been identified as cyber criminals. the administration says one of the men has stolen more than $100 million from u.s. businesses. the white house says additional covert actions against the russians will not be announced because they are highly classified. on capitol hill members of both parties have come out in support of the president's actions. republican speaker of
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and republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they "intend to lead the effort in the new congress to impose stronger sanctions on russia." a russian dpsh spoekdsman for russian president vladimir putin says there will be "appropriate retaliation." as for president-elect trump, he released a statement saying, "it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things." but he added that he will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week to be updated on the facts of this situation. president-elect donald trump has dismissed the hacking charges against russia, calling them ridiculous. mr. trump's aides want u.s. intelligence agencies to prove that moscow was behind the hacking and how it was done. jeff pegues has a look at some of the evidence that has russian fingerprints all over it. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence services don't often release the details of their analysis, but today they did as part of an ongoing effort to pull back the curtain on what u.s.
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believe is malicious russian cyberactivity codenamed grizzly st steppe. investigators believe the initial cyberattack of democratic party officials began in the summer of 2015 when the first hacking unit dupd apt29 sent out a barrage of e-mails containing a malicious link to over 1,000 recipients including multiple u.s. government victims. once someone clicked on the link, the hackers were in the system. according to the document, the hackers successfully compromised the u.s. political party and stole e-mail from several accounts. about a year later in the spring of 2016 another hacking unit called apt28 also targeted democratic party officials and once again deployed malicious e-mails that tricked recipients into changing their passwords. according to u.s. intelligence officials, that hack likely gave inssian operatives access to the
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party officials, which was then leaked to the press and publicly disclosed. russia has denied the all gaigss, but a u.s. official says, "i would never expect russia to come out with their hands up and acknowledge what they did." while the public largely became aware of the cyberattacks during the democratic national convention, u.s. officials believe that for about a decade russian intelligence services have been conducting cyber espionage on a wide range of targets here in the u.s. u.s. officials say that they have no reason to believe the russian cyberattacks will stop. reena, the other problem is it is likely the russian hacking units hit targets that have yet to show up on u.s. investigators' radar. funeral arrangements are still being made for singer and actress debbie reynolds who suffered a stroke just days after the death of her daughter carrie fisher. the pair were inseparable in recent years and even lived next door to one another.
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together. brendan fraser reports. >> reporter: debbie reynolds' son todd says he and his mother were planning carrie fish yes's funeral when she fell ill and her last words to him were she really missed her daughter and wanted to be with her. >> i don't want to be a movie star. i can't possibly be a movie star. i don't have a pair of high-heeled shoes. it's a joke. ♪ good morning, good morning >> reporter: to her own disbelief debbie reynolds did find stardom with her breakthrough performance in the 1952 classic "singin' in the rain." ♪ all i do is dream of you the whole night through ♪ she was just 19 years old and had never danced professionally before. >> so we danced 10 or 12 hours every day. there's no days off. i kept thinking i should quit and i wanted to go home because everything hurt. >> reporter: but she didn't quit and soon the former girl scout from texas became america's sweetheart. and her singing -- ♪ tammy,
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acting. >> you were engaged? all the time you were kissing me, telling me you loved me? >> reporter: and dancing -- ♪ -- made her a pioneering triple threat. >> and i might give out but i won't give in! >> reporter: her career spanned seven decades, including her oscar-nominated role in "the unsinkable molly brown." and the television comedy "will & grace." in 1955 she married pop singer eddie fisher. fisher and reynolds had two children, including a daughter carrie, f whoound stardom too at a young age glp somebody has to save our skins. >> reporter: playing princess leia in "star wars" as a 20-year-old. the two had a turbulent relationship but reconciled. ♪ you made me love you ♪ i didn't want to do it ♪ i did ♪ i didn't want to do it >> reporter: in 2011 she spoke on the oprah winfrey show about her daughter's struggles with drugs and
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>> i would say that carrie and i have finally found happiness. i admire her strength and survival. i always feel as a mother does that i protect her. who will do that when i'm gone? >> reporter: in an iconic career that saw great success but also personal struggles, reynolds remained unsinkable. >> the only reason i get emotional is it's so wonderful that i can't believe i have this life, but i sure do cry for all the lucky things i've had happen to me. ♪ >> reporter: now, debbie and carrie filmed an hbo documentary together that really focuses on their intensely close relationship. it's called "bright lights." and it shows you the two ladies lived right next door to each other. they ate most meals together. and you get to understand their mother-daughter bond thaen durd many turbulent times.
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that is due out in 2017. >> the cbs overnight news will be right back.
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actor denzel washington was already on top of the world when he decided to take on a monumental project, to bring to the screen the works of one of america's greatest playwrights, the late august wilson. wilson wrote ten plays chronicling the african-american experience. washington will produce all of them. the first one, "fences," opened on christmas day. bill whitaker reports for "60 minutes." >> i understand that you made it clear to everybody on the set that you're not after good, you're after great, and that anybody who's coming to work on this film -- >> where did you hear that? >> -- has to want great. >> there's nothing wrong with that. >> nothing wrong with it. >> well, the best you can be. >> you ought to stop that lying. >> reporter: "fences" is set in pittsburgh in the 1950s and '60s, when racial integration was just gaining a toe hold. >> he said
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go down to the commissioner's office next friday. whoa. >> reporter: washington plays 53-year-old troy maxon, whose life is defined by his big personality and his bigger disappointments. >> because i asked a question? that's all i did. great ability to play baseball but he came along at a time blacks weren't accepted yet in the big leagues. so he was frustrated by that. >> anybody can drive a truck. how come you got all the whites driving and the colored lifting? >> reporter: washington filmed "fences" in the hill district of pittsburgh, a once vibrant black neighborhood where august wilson grew up. the people who went to work and to church and raised their families here inspired many of his plays. >> it's a pittsburgh story, and i wanted it to be in pittsburgh. the stories i get from people, all of that helps to feed the film. >> reporter: washington turned this vacant hill district house into the maxon family home. familiar to many of us who
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up in a black working-class neighborhood at the time. >> i swear i know this house. >> yeah, man. now, okay. now you tell me. >> my aunt lived in this house. >> yeah? the front room and -- >> uh-huh. the parlor. >> the parlor. >> i'll take you for the tour. >> this is the dining room. >> and this -- >> you've got jesus, martin luther king -- >> in the '60s this was in every african-american house. >> you know i had to put that in there. you know it. >> every african-american house. >> and they ought to be felt. you know, that -- whatever that felt stuff. of course, you've got jesus, martin luther king and john f. kennedy. and her baby. you notice she don't have no pictures of troy up there. that's terrible, actually. this is the back yard. >> the action takes place right out here. >> what are y'all out here getting into? >> what you worried about what we're getting into for, woman? >> reporter: "fences" is the story of a family unraveling. troy from his wife rose and from his son corey. >> look, boy, the white man ain't going to let
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nowhere with no football no way. now, you get your book learning so you can work your way up at the a & p and learn how to fix cars or build houses, get you a trade. this way you got something can't nobody take away from you. >> do you see your father in "troy"? >> in some regards. he couldn't read well. he had the same conversation with me about getting a good trade. you know, he worked for the water department in new york. and he could get me on at the water department. he said i could be a supervisor in 25 years. he's like, you get a good job -- >> get a secure job. >> yeah, a secure job. exactly. >> and like rose, my mother could see further. no, he's got to get an education, he's got to go to college and you know, he couldn't see that far. >> times have changed, troy. people change. e world changing and you can't even see it. >> huh. ma
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i come in here every friday, i carry a sack of potatoes and a bucket of lard. you line up at the door with your hands out. i give you the lint from my pockets. i give you my sweat and my blood. i ain't got no tears. i done spent them. we go upstairs in that room at night, i fall down on you and try to blast a hole into forever. i get up monday morning, find my lunch on the table, go out, make my way, find my strength to get me through to next friday. that's all i got, rose. >> i remember seeing my father in the driveway listening to the ball game. yes, i remember the door would be open. he'd have his foot out. and he's just listening to the ball game. and i realize as when i got older it was the only place where he had a chance to -- he just dealt with one boss, now he's about to go in the house and my mother's in there, the other boss, and he had maybe ten minutes to himself to be the boss. >> in the driveway.
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>> listening to the ball game. >> listening to the ball game. and because he had to come home and eat and then go to the night job. >> do you tap into that to bring that out into the performance? >> it's in there. >> it's got to be. >> yeah, it's got to be. ♪ jesus >> reporter: viola davis told us she admired denzel washington long before they acted in "fences" together on broadway. >> when i was younger, i just thought he was good-looking. you know, denzel is so good-looking. >> was it difficult having him as both leading man and director? >> not at all. i thought he flowed in and out of those two things effortlessly. he never gets in the way. i think that's a testament to him as an artist. that his ego took a back seat to anything. >> i think this is a role of a lifetime for her. and she bites down and she tears it up. >> it's not e
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that i've been standing in the same place for 18 years. >> well, i've been standing with you! i've been right here with you, troy! i've got a life too. i did 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you. don't you think i've ever wanted other things? don't you think i had dreams and hopes? what about my life? what about me? >> people say everything in film is small, every moment is small, you've got to play it small. and sometimes moments are not small. >> it's painful to watch. >> well, it should be. because that's just how august wrote. he didn't write small. >> reporter: august wilson's themes are big and universal. his plays chronicle the struggles of black americans searching for what everyone wants. dignity, love, security. across generations and in the face of overwhelming odds. his genius was capturing the sensibilities, the unique
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life, with finely crafted language. >> there's a line that says "what that mean to me bonnie working?" ? >> what that mean to me beenie working? go ask her for $10 if she's working. talk about bonnie working. why ain't you working? >> so there's a rhythm -- >> there's a rhythm to it. not what does that mean to me? he wrote what that mean to me. what that mean to me bonnie working. i don't care if she's working. go ask her for $10 if bonnie working. talk about bonnie working. why ain't you working? like shakespeare. the punchline is actually set up if you just play the music. ♪ >> reporter: at a scoring session we found washington putting music to wilson's words. it's all part of being the director, which he's done twice before. >> so we can just pick it up at 37. >> i just dig the process. days like this it don't get no better than this. and in theory i'm the boss. don't tell nobody. like really? >> august
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a black director to make the films. >> he got his wish. >> he got his wish. >> yeah. >> no pressure on me because the last i checked i was black. i am black. >> check. >> yeah. i covered that. i didn't have to audition. >> he said he didn't think a white director would be able to do it justice. >> i think it's a cultural thing more than a race thing. >> and culturally you understand -- >> no question. >> you understand this place and these people. >> no question. when we would come out and pour a little for the boys upstate, i grew up with that. we always poured out a little liquor for the guys that were locked up or the guys that were dead. i know what it smells like when my sister's getting her hair fried with a hot iron on -- >> sunday morning. >> thank you. you see what i'm saying? that's culture. that's not even race. that's culture. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the "overnight news" will be right back.
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expression don't cry over spilled milk, right? but right now there are tears of frustration in the debate over who gets to put milk on their labels. on one side you have the long dominant dare farmers. and on the other you havhee t new kids on the block. >> strong is good. ♪ rock it >> tennis star venus williams. >> i do plants. >> reporter: and hip-hop producer d.j. khaled appear in these new uptempo ads for silk almond and soy milk. they're part of an industry of plant-based products described as milk substitutes. they generated $1.4 billion this year and grew 54% over the last five years in the u.s. >> real milk has eight times more protein than almond milk. >> reporter: milk producers are facing decline, dropping 11% in sales over the last year. now they're fighting back. >> we have seen a drop-off in consumption of dairy products, and also we have seen a significant price drop. >> reporter: pat
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family has been farming in northern virginia for almost a century. she milks her cows twice daily and says non-dairy milk products are successful because they're misleading. >> they are using the good name and the good qualities and the standard of milk to share their product. what makes it all the more important that we have a clear definition and a clear standard so that our consumers have a clear understanding of what they're purchasing and there's no confusion. >> reporter: 32 congressmen from dairy-producing states agree, penning this letter urging the fda to enforce its existing definition of milk, which states, "it is obtained by the complete milking of one or more cows." but how much confusion is there between cow milk and its substitutes? >> i don't think they're the same as milk, and i think that confuses people. >> i think it should continue to be called milk. it's used like milk. >> worl
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terminology that has been used for years. >> reporter: for nancy chapman of the soy foods association the hope is the fda widens its definition. >> when you drink soy milk, it is equal in terms of its ability to support growth and development as is a dairy cow's milk. >> reporter: chris galen works for the milk producers federation. would you be all right with a looser definition? >> i've never milked a soy bean. i don't suppose if you cracked one open you'd find much milk or any liquid there. all we want is for the government to do its job and to enforce the regulations on the books that says you don't got mill fk it comes fr milk if it comes from a nut or a seed. >> reporter: what's interesting is the fda has historically kept out of the debate over who gets to use the term "milk." but this time it says it will respond directly to the congressmen who wrote to them. we also reached out to the almond industry for comment and they tell us their product is fortified with vitamins and uplcium and that ultimately it's to the consumer
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school science fairs can be a traumatic time for students. the kids don't know what to make, and a lot of times their parents are of little help. chip reid has one young friend who's a champion at the science fair, and he checked back in with her to see the least inventions. >> to do the fish -- >> reporter: when we first met olivia mcconnell two years ago she was leading a campaign to make the woolly mammoth the south carolina state fossil. >> olivia mcconnell. is [ applause ] >> reporter: now 11, she's still making
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she and friends riley simms and emily palmer have won first place in seven science fairs in a row. >> remember, you cannot touch the disks. >> reporter: olivia insists they're a team, but it's pretty clear who's in charge. this prize-winning experiment begins with the girls swabbing e. coli onto petri dishes. then they soak small pieces of paper in a solution of tobacco, place the paper on the e. coli, put it in an oven, and wait 24 hours to see if the tobacco kills the e. coli. >> so you think that this could actually be a cure for e. coli? >> it possibly could. i hope it can. >> it sounds like there's a nobel prize for science in this. >> you're thinking what i'm thinking. >> she's a pretty remarkable young lady. >> reporter: ann jack, a university of kentucky tobacco researcher, says olivia has all the makings of a great scientist. >> she has the ability to persevere with something and get it right. >> reporter: persevere just might be an
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>> whose house is that? >> mine. >> reporter: last year a massive flood destroyed her family's home and all the tobacco she had so carefully prepared. did you think that your experiment was over? >> i never think that. >> you never do. >> never. i don't like to think i can't do this. because everything is possible. >> where did you get that attitude? >> probably from my grandma and my mom. i inherited it from the girls in my family. >> reporter: earlier this year olivia and her team, believe it or not, came in second at a science fair. they say a little adversity builds character. but it's hard to imagine she needs any more of that. >> i've been told that. >> reporter: chip reid, cbs news, lake city, south carolina. >> oh, my gosh. lord have mercy. and that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm tony dokoupil.
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♪ payback time. russian diplomats are expelled. compounds closed. as president obama slaps russia for meddling in the election. plus, new details on how the hackers did it. also tonight, a brutal thnter storm with millions in ose crrsshai. after the berlin attack new security measures are in place to keep the new year's celebrations safe. >> this room's going to be packed. >> it'll be packed. and debris reynolds dies one day after carrie fisher. doctors tell us broken heart rosynds me ireal. >> it's often but not always triggered by a severe emotional stress. >> announcer: this is the "cbs
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overnight news." president obama struck back at russia for interfering with the presidential campaign. in america's strongest response yet to cyber hacking the president is expelling 35 russians accused of posing as diplomats. he's closing two russian compounds believed to be used for spying. and he's sanctioning four of russia's top military intelligence officers. we have two reports, including how the russians did it. first, chip reid with the president. >> russia was engaging in malicious cyber activity, intended to interfere with our election. >> reporter: and for that white house spokesman eric schultz says russia must pay a price. u.s. intelligence agencies say the russians were engaged in an effort to harm hillary clinton's campaign, thereby helping the campaign of president-elect donald trump. the administration's retaliatory actions mean the 35 government officials from the russian embassy in d.c. and the russian consulate in san francisco have to leave the country within 72 hours. schultz says they cannot hide. >> well, all of their credentials will be revoked.
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they'll have no protections here. they'll have no diplomatic immunity here. they will be persona non grata. so they will have to leave the country. >> reporter: in addition, two russian compounds believed to have been involved, one in new york and one on the eastern shores of maryland, will be closed. further, two russian intelligence agencies are being identified and sanctioned for their role in the hacking along with three companies and four individuals who allegedly assisted. and two russians have been identified as cyber criminals. the administration says one of the men has stolen more than $100 million from u.s. businesses. the white house says additional covert actions against the russians will not be announced because they are highly classified. on capitol hill members of both parties have come out in support of the president's actions. republican speaker of the house paul ryan called them overdue, and republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they intend to lead the effort in the new congress to impose stronger sanctions on russia. a russian -- a spokesman for russian president vladimir p
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retaliation." as for president-elect trump he released a statement today saying, "it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things." but he added that he will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week to be updated on the facts of this situation. reena? >> chip reid, thank you. now let's turn to jeff pegues. jeff, so how did the russians do this? >> reporter: reena, u.s. intelligence services don't often release the details of their analysis, but today they did as part of an ongoing effort to pull back the curtain on what u.s. officials believe is malicious russian cyber activity code-named grizzly steppe. investigators believe the initial cyberattack of democratic party officials began in the summer of 2015 when the first hacking unit dubbed apt29 sent out a barrage of e-mails containing a malicious link to over 1,000 recipients including multiple u.s. government
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victims. once someone clicked on the link the hackers were in the system. according to the document, the hackers successfully compromised the u.s. political party and stole e-mail from several accounts. about a year later in the spring of 2016 another hacking unit called apt28 also targeted democratic party officials and once again deployed malicious e-mails that tricked recipients into changing their passwords. according to u.s. intelligence officials that hack likely gave russian operatives access to the information of senior democratic party officials, which was then leaked to the press and publicly disclosed. russia has denied the allegations, but a u.s. official says, "i would never expect russia to come out with their hands up and acknowledge what they did." while the public largely became aware of the cyberattacks during the democratic national convention, u.s.ff
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believe that for about a decade russian intelligence services have been conducting cyber espionage on a wide range of targets here in the u.s. u.s. officials say that they have no reason to believe the russian cyberattacks will stop. reena, the other problem is it is likely the russian hacking units hit targets that have yet to show up on u.s. investigators' radar. >> jeff, thank you. well, another important story for millions tonight is the winter weather that's barreling into the northern new england areas. blizzard conditions and a foot of snow are expected in some places. demarco morgan is in keene, new hampshire. demarco? >> reporter: good evening. parts of new england are starting to see heavy snowfall. some areas could see up to two feet before it's all said and done. here in keene we're looking at three to four inches but you can see the traffic is still moving smoothly. now, on some of the roads that are not too far from where we are st
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experienced whiteout conditions causing poor visibility for motorists. in pennsylvania it was a messy morning commute. snow there made the driving treacherous. and in upstate new york just outside of albany you also had streets covered in snow and parking lots. snowplow truck drivers were doing their best to keep that area clean. and kids, they also got out and took advantage of the snowy day. but reena, officials are saying stay inside but if you just have to get out be safe. >> demarco morgan, thank you very much. well, eric fisher is chief meteorologist at our cbs station in boston, wbz. eric, just how bad is this going to get? >> well, reena, this storm is a northern new england storm, so interior parts of new england seeing significant snow. and really last winter that barely happened. it was so warm outside, so during a vacation week with new year's weekend around it's good news for ski areas but bad news for travel. we're watching it overnight. coastal low becomes much stronger moving out to the 5f coastal parts of maine. brings in some strong winds that might gust over 70 miles per hour in downeast maine and then
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for interior new hampshire and the state of maine. that's where our highest totals are going to be by friday morning. now a look forward into the holiday weekend for many making new year's eve plans. looking across the country, weather does quiet down a little bit but we will have some snow showers in the northeast. our stormiest weather is going to be along the gulf coast, rain breaking out across parts of southeast texas. new orleans will be looking at thunderstorms nearby on new year's eve. the rain spreading across the southeast as we head into new year's day. and the big story into next week, a lot of cold air moving into the northwest. we may even see record lows from washington down through the coast of california. reena? >> eric, thank you. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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well, millions are expected to brave whatever weather hits new york's times square saturday night to ring in the new year. on sunday the place to be will be pasadena, california for the rose parade. security at both will be tighter than ever. here's anna werner. >> reporter: 2 million people are expected to pack this space to watch the ball drop, joined by some 7,000 new york city police officers. they'll be on rooftops, overhead in helicopters, and on the ground, screening revelers twice. at the 11 entrances to times square will be something new this year -- 65 garbage trucks filled with sand, each one weighing 40 tons. the sanitation trucks are designed to stop a terror attack similar to those that occurred
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in nice, france and berlin, germany. in those incidents trucks were used as weapons and driven into crowds. police in california will be watching along the 5. 5-mile route of the new year's day rose parade. there, heavy water-filled barriers will be in place at dozens of intersections to try to protect an estimated crowd of 700,000 people. this room's going to be packed. >> it'll be packed. >> reporter: chief james waters oversees counterterrorism efforts for the nypd. the department has said there's no specific threat regarding new year's eve and times square. does that diminish the concern? >> no. in many respects it raises the concerns that we're perhaps missing something or not tuned in to something. >> reporter: so you're actually more worried when you don't have a specific -- >> i have much more confidence when we're tracking the target because i have a great deal of confidence in the ability of the people here in new york city. >> reporter: when i asked chief waters what scenario he's most worried about, he told me, reena, that lone wolf attacker,
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the one who's been flying under the radar but has decided that new year's eve is going to be his night to, as the chief put it, go from zero to hero. >> always a big concern. thank you so much, anna. well, 2016 has been a deadly year for america's police officers. we all remember the horror in dallas in july when five officers were shot and killed. they were among 135 officers killed this year in the line of duty, the most in five years. omar villafranca met the widow of one of the fallen in dallas. >> the holidays were really hard. a lot harder than i thought that they would be. >> reporter: in july of this year heidi smith lost her husband of 19 years, dallas police officer michael smith. he was one of the officers killed in an ambush in downtown dallas. >> i don't see any end to it. it just seems to be getting worse. >> reporter: according to the latest numbers, 64 officers were shot and killed across the country this year.
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this marks a 56% increase over 2015. five officers were killed in the ambush attack in dallas. three more were killed in a similar attack in baton rouge, louisiana just ten days later. in total, 21 law enforcement officers were killed in ambush-style attacks across the country. frederick frazier is the head of the dallas police association and says there are simple solutions. >> you have to have more officers on the street. that's the easiest answer because an officer needs a partner. he needs somebody to watch his side, watch his back. >> reporter: for heidi and her two girls the grief has been unbearable. back in july 10-year-old caroline broke down when she told us about the last time she saw her dad put on his uniform. >> he was leaving to go to work, and i was leaving to go to a movie. and he said to me, "what if this is the last time you ever kiss me or hug me?" >> reporter: did he always say that? >> no. that was probably the first time he ever said that.
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different? >> yes, it was. >> reporter: how? >> it just felt different to me. i felt something bad was going to happen. >> reporter: texas and california had the most officer fatalities this year. reena, the deadliest calls for officers to answer are domestic disturbances. >> omar villafranca, thank you. in syria a new cease-fire has taken effect. earlier truces have not held for long. this one was brokered by russia and turkey, who are on different sides in the syrian civil war, which is nearly six years old. holly williams joins us from istanbul. holly, what do we know? >> reporter: well, reena, the syrian regime has apparently agreed to this deal, along with one of the main syrian opposition alliances. and the idea is that if it holds this could lead to peace talks in january. but there are dozens of syrian opposition or rebel groups, and we've spoken to some groups this
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evening who say that they did not agree to this cease-fire. remember also that this cease-fire deal only includes the syrian regime and some syrian opposition groups. this deal does not include isis or a powerful kurdish group. so while this could be a turning point, it certainly isn't an end to the syrian civil war. >> how is the u.s. reacting to this deal, holly? >> reporter: well, reena, the u.s. has called this a positive development, but this deal has effectively sidelined america in syria. russia's lethal air campaign in syria has managed to prop up the syrian regime, and it's helped moscow look like a truly global player, really for the first time since the end of the cold war. now perhaps this will allow russia's president, vladimir putin, to portray himself as a
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peacemaker. and russia has brokered this cease-fire deal not with washington but with turkey, an american nato ally that is growing ever closer to moscow. >> holly williams in istanbul. thank you, holly. today tributes to debbie reynolds filled social media. the actress died yesterday at 84. there were drawings, many depicting reynolds with her daughter carrie fisher, who died one day earlier. some showed reynolds in the rain gear that she wore in "singin' in the rain." and fisher shown as "star wars'" princess leia. last night fans raised light sabers in honor of fisher at impromptu vigils all over the country. some dressed as "star wars" characters. reynolds' son todd fisher said the actress went to be with carrie. well, coming up next, can you really die of a broken heart? dr. jon lapook examines that. and later, we're on the hunt for thieves stealing something more valuable than gold.
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there is no official word on what caused debbie reynolds' death, but many believe it was no coincidence that she died just one day after the death of her daughter, carrie fisher. medical experts say broken heart
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more now from dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: it's unclear what led to debbie reynolds' death just one day after her daughter's, but emotionally stressful events like the death of a spouse or child can trigger a sudden surge in stress hormones that are felt to stun the heart and prevent it from pumping properly or cause an artery supplying the heart to go into spasm. >> this entire part of the heart is not moving at all. >> reporter: cardiologist dr. harmony reynolds of nyu langone medical center has studied this underrecognized condition which occurs mainly in older women, many of whom have no obvious preexisting heart disease. >> this is a heart attack syndrome that unlike typical heart attack occurs with the arteries completely open. and the area of the heart that's affected is quite large, but if people survive the event it all goes away. >> reporter: symptoms can resemble a heart attack, including chest pain and shortness of breath, but may be subtle, causing women to delay seeking help.
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understand why an emotional connection exists, but we know that the brain and the heart are closely connected. you can die of heartbreak. but exactly how that happens and exactly why, we don't know. >> reporter: most people fully recover, but death can occur from problems like heart failure or an irregular heartbeat. in addition, a blood clot in the heart can travel to the brain, causing a stroke. >> any idea how common this is? >> it's probably relatively uncommon but nobody knows exactly how common it is because it's probably been flying under the radar for years. but now doctors are getting increasingly better at recognizing it. in 2012 about 6,200 cases were diagnosed in the united states. that represents a 20-fold increase from just six years before that. >> incredible the impact of stress hormones on the body. thank you, dr. jon lapook. well, when we come back, a view from the top of the world's highest bridge.
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their day sitting were more than twice as likely to be obese as those who stayed mostly on their feet. to reduce the risk of obesity the study's authors say get up and move around. well, a walk across the new bridge in china could send your heart racing because it's the world's highest and it opened today. it stands more than 1,800 feet above the valley below. that's more than a third of a mile. the bridge cuts the drive time between two southwest chinese cities from four hours to just one. nasa's mars rover "curiosity" is giving us a look at something you might not expect to see on the red planet -- purple rocks. the plum-colored boulders were captured in a series of images received last month near the martian mountain known as mount sharp. nasa says the color comes from a type of iron oxide in the rocks. well, coming up, we're on the chase for crooks stealing hot wheels of cheese.
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finally tonight, thieves are always after the cheddar. except in italy, where they're stealing a close cousin. here's seth doane. >> reporter: 9:30 p.m., eight officers keep watch from a convoy of three police cars. >> these patrols happen every night? >> every night, yeah. >> reporter: in 30 years on the force alessandro vaccari has never seen a wave of robberies like this. police blame organized crime.
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this cheese can be quite valuable. >> yeah. >> reporter: yes, cheese. these are the streets of reggio emilia, italy, home to parmesan. "there have been so many thefts," vaccari explained. "cheese is a bit like gold here. the price is so high." exhibit a, a single wheel of cheese can sell for over $500. the staple of spaghetti dinners everywhere is the economic backbone of these small italian towns. parmesan is so valuable that it is used as collateral for loans. believe it or not, this is a bank. it's a vault filled with more than $120 million worth of cheese. to be certified parmigiano reggiano it must age for at least a year. so that means cheese, a whole lot of it, is stacked up in warehouses on small, rural unprotected farms. lorenzo pinetti showed us how
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thieves made off with $100,000 of his cheese in minutes. they'd make an assembly line and steal this piece and then this piece. italy's parmesan consortium figures about $7 million worth has been stolen in the last two years. there's a robust black market. so stepped-up patrols and new security systems are now in place. "but surely this will not be the last time thieves come to visit us," pinetti said. small independent farmers are what makes this cheese so good and such a delicious target. seth doane, cbs news, reggio emilia, italy. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm reena ninan.
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♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. as he promised, president obama unveiled a boatload of sanctions against russia for its efforts to influence the recent presidential election. nearly three dozen russian diplomats have been given three days to get out of the country. and that is just the start of it. chip reid reports. >> russia was engaging in malicious cyber activity intended to interfere with our election. >> reporter: and for that white house spokesman eric schultz says russia must pay a price. u.s. intelligence agencies say the russians were engaged in an effort to harm hillary clinton's campaign, thereby helping the campaign of president-elect donald trump. the administration's retaliatory actions mean the 35 government officials from the russian
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embassy in d.c. and the russian consulate in san francisco have to leave the country within 72 hours. schultz says they cannot hide. >> well, all their credentials will be revoked. so they won't be able to -- they'll have no protections here. they'll have no diplomatic immunity here. they will be persona non grata. so they will have to leave the country. >> reporter: in addition, two russian compounds believed to have been involved, one in new york and one on the eastern shore of maryland, will be closed. further, two russian intelligence agencies are being identified and sanctioned for their role in the hacking, along with three companies and four individuals who allegedly assisted. and two russians have been identified as cyber criminals. the administration says one of the men has stolen more than $100 million from u.s. businesses. the white house says additional covert actions against the russians will not be announced because they are highly
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parties have come out in support of the president's actions. republican speaker of the house paul ryan called them "overdue," and republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they "intend to lead the effort in the new congress to impose stronger sanctions on russia." a russian -- a spokesman for russian president vladimir putin says there will be "appropriate retaliation." as for president-elect trump, he released a statement saying, "it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things." but he added that he will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week to be updated on the facts of this situation. president-elect dold trump has dismissed the hacking charges against russia, calling them ridiculous. mr. trump's aides want u.s. intelligence agencies to prove that moscow was behind the hacking and how it was done. jeff pegues has a look at some of the evidence that has russian fingerprints all over it. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence services don't often release the details of their analysis, but today they did as part of an
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ongoing effort to pull back the curtain on what u.s. officials believe is malicious russian cyberactivity codenamed grizzly steppe. investigators believe the initial cyberattack of democratic party officials began in the summer of 2015 when the first hacking unit dubbed apt29 sent out a barrage of e-mails containing a malicious link to over 1,000 recipients including multiple u.s. government victims. once someone clicked on the link, the hackers were in the system. according to the document, the hackers successfully compromised the u.s. political party and stole e-mail from several accounts. about a year later in the spring of 2016 another hacking unit called apt28 also targeted democratic party officials and once again deployed malicious e-mails that tricked recipients into changing their passwords. according to u.s. intelligence
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russian operatives access to the information of senior democratic party officials, which was then leaked to the press and publicly disclosed. russia has denied the allegations, but a u.s. official says, "i would never expect russia to come out with their hands up and acknowledge what they did." while the public largely became aware of the cyberattacks during the democratic national convention, u.s. officials believe that for about a decade russian intelligence services have been conducting cyber espionage on a wide range of targets here in the u.s. u.s. officials say that they have no reason to believe the russian cyberattacks will stop. reena, the other problem is it is likely the russian hacking units hit targets that have yet to show up on u.s. investigators' radar. funeral arrangements are still being made for singer and actress debbie reynolds, who suffered a stroke just days after the death of her daughter carrie fisher. the pair were inseparable in recent years and even lived next door to one another. now they could b
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brendan fraser reports. >> reporter: debbie reynolds' son todd says he and his mother were planning carrie fisher's funeral when she fell ill and her last words to him were she really missed her daughter and wanted to be with her. >> i don't want to be a movie star. i can't possibly be a movie star. i said i don't have a pair of high-heeled shoes. it's a joke. ♪ good morning, good morning >> reporter: to her own disbelief debbie reynolds did find stardom with her breakthrough performance in the 1952 classic "singin' in the rain." ♪ all i do is dream of you the whole night through ♪ she was just 19 years old and had never danced professionally before. >> so we danced 10 or 12 hours every day. there's no days off. i kept thinking i should quit and i wanted to go home because everything hurt. >> reporter: but she didn't quit and soon the former girl scout from texas became america's sweetheart.
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♪ tammy, tammy acting. >> you were engaged? all the time you were kissing me, telling me you loved me? >> reporter: and dancing -- ♪ -- made her a pioneering triple threat. >> and i might give out but i won't give in! >> reporter: her career spanned seven decades, including her oscar-nominated role in "the unsinkable molly brown." and the television comedy "will & grace." in 1955 she married pop singer eddie fisher. fisher and reynolds had two er ldren, including a htdaug carrie, who found stardom too at a young age. >> somebody has to save our skins. >> reporter: playing princess leia in "star wars" as a 20-year-old. the two had a turbulent relationship but reconciled. ♪ you made me love you ♪ i didn't want to do it ♪ i did ♪ i didn't want to do it >> reporter: in 2011 she spoke on the oprah winfrey show about her daughter's struggles with
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>> i would say that carrie and i have finally found happiness. i admire her strength and survival. i always feel as a mother does that i protect her. who will do that when i'm gone? >> reporter: in an iconic career that saw great success but also personal struggles, reynolds remained unsinkable. >> the only reason i get emotional is it's so wonderful that i can't believe i have this life, but i sure do cry for all the lucky things i've had happen to me. ♪ >> reporter: now, debbie and carrie filmed an hbo documentary together that really focuses on their intensely close relationship. it's called "bright lights." and it shows you the two ladies lived right next door to each other. they ate most meals together. and you get to understand their mother-daughter bond that endured many turbulent times. that is due out in 2017.
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actor denzel washington was already on top of the world when he decided to take on a monumental project, to bring to the screen the works of one of america's greatest playwrights, the late august wilson. wilson wrote ten plays chronicling the african-american experience. washington will produce all of them. the first one, "fences," opened on christmas day. bill whitaker reports for "60 minutes." >> i understand that you made it clear to everybody on the set that you're not after good, you're after great, and that anybody who's coming to work on this film -- >> where did you hear that? >> -- has to want great. >> there's nothing wrong with that. >> nothing wrong with it. >> well, the best you can be. >> troy, you ought to stop that lying. >> reporter: "fences" is set in pittsburgh in the 1950s and '60s, when racial integration was just gaining a toe hold. >> he said nothing, told me to go down to the commissioner's
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>> reporter: washington plays 53-year-old troy maxon, whose life is defined by his big personality and his bigger disappointments. >> fire me because i asked a question? that's all i did. >> he is a garbage man who had great ability to play baseball but he came along at a time blacks weren't accepted yet in the big leagues. so he was frustrated by that. >> anybody can drive a truck. how come you got all the whites driving and the colored lifting? >> reporter: washington filmed "fences" in the hill district of pittsburgh, a once vibrant black neighborhood where august wilson grew up. the people who went to work and to church and raised their families here inspired many of his plays. >> it's a pittsburgh story, and i wanted it to be in pittsburgh. the stories i get from people, all of that helps to feed the
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>> reporter: washington turned this vacant hill district house into the maxon family home. familiar to many of us who grew up in a black working-class neighborhood at the time. >> i swear i know this house. >> yeah, man. now, okay. now you tell me. >> my aunt lived in this house. >> yeah? the front room and -- >> uh-huh. the parlor. >> the parlor. >> i'll take you for the tour. >> this is the dining room. >> and this -- >> you've got jesus, martin luther king -- >> in the '60s this was in every african-american house. >> you know i had to put that in there. you know i put that in there. you know it. >> every african-american house. >> and they ought to be felt. you know, that -- whatever that felt stuff. of course, you've got jesus, martin luther king and john f. kennedy. and her baby. you notice she don't have no pictures of troy up there. that's terrible, actually. this is the back yard. >> the action takes place right out here. >> what are y'all out here getting into? >> what you worried about what
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we're getting into for, woman? >> reporter: "fences" is the story of a family unraveling. troy from his wife rose and from his son corey. >> look, boy, the white man ain't going to let you get nowhere with no football no way. now, you get your book learning so you can work your way up at the a & p and learn how to fix cars or build houses, get you a trade. this way you got something can't nobody take away from you. >> do you see your father in troy? >> in some regards. he couldn't read well. he had the same conversation with me about getting a good trade. you know, he worked for the water department in new york. and he could get me on at the water department. he said i could be a supervisor in 25 years. he's like, you get a good job -- >> get a secure job. >> yeah, a secure job. exactly. >> and like rose, my mother could see further. no, he's got to get an education, he's got to go to college and you know, he couldn't see that far. >> times have changed, troy. people change. the world changing and you can't even see it. >> huh. woman, i do the best i can do.
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carry a sack of potatoes and a bucket of lard. you all line up at the door with your hands out. i give you the lint from my pockets. i give you my sweat and my blood. i ain't got no tears. i done spent them. we go upstairs in that room at night, i fall down on you and try to blast a hole into forever. i get up monday morning, find my lunch on the table, go out, make my way, find my strength to get me through to next friday. that's all i got, rose. >> i remember seeing my father in the driveway listening to the ball game. yes, i remember the door would be open. he'd have his foot out. and he's just listening to the ball game. and i realize as when i got older it was the only place where he had a chance to -- he just dealt with one boss, now he's about to go in the house and my mother's in there, the other boss, he
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minutes to himself to be the boss. >> in the driveway. >> in the driveway. >> listening to the ball game. >> listening to the ball game. and because he had to come home and eat and then go to the night job. >> do you tap into that to bring that out into the performance? >> it's in there. >> it's got to be. >> yeah, it's got to be. ♪ jesus >> reporter: viola davis told us she admired denzel washington long before they acted in "fences" together on broadway. >> when i was younger, i just thought he was good-looking. you know, denzel is so good-looking. >> was it difficult having him as both leading man and director? >> not at all. i thought he flowed in and out of those two things effortlessly. he never gets in the way. i think that's a testament to him as an artist. that his ego took a back seat to anything. >> i think this is a role of a lifetime for her. and she bites down and she tears it up.
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>> it's not easy for me to admit that i've been standing in the same place for 18 years. >> well, i've been standing with you! i've been right here with you, troy! i've got a life too. i gave 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you. don't you think i've ever wanted other things? don't you think i had dreams and hopes? what about my life? what about me? >> people say everything in film is small, every moment is small, you've got to play it small. and sometimes moments are not small. >> it's painful to watch. >> well, it should be. because that's just how august wrote. he didn't write small. >> reporter: august wilson's themes are big and universal. his plays chronicle the struggles of black americans searching for what everyone wants. dignity, love, security. across generations and in the
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sensibilities, the unique cadences of african-american life, with finely crafted language. >> there's a line that says "what that mean to me bonnie working?" >> what that mean to me bonnie working? go ask her for $10 if she's working. talk about bonnie working. why ain't you working? >> so there's a rhythm -- >> there's a rhythm to it. not what does that mean to me? he wrote "what that mean to me." what that mean to me bonnie working. i don't care if she working. go ask her for $10 if she working. talk about bonnie working. why ain't you working? like shakespeare. the punchline is actually set up if you just play the music. ♪ >> reporter: at a scoring session we found washington putting music to wilson's words. it's all part of being the director, which he's done twice before. >> so we can just pick it up at 37. >> i just dig the process. days like this it don't get no better than this. and in theory i'
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like really? >> august wilson wanted to have a black director to make the films. >> he got his wish. >> he got his wish. >> yeah. >> no pressure on me because the last i checked i was black. i am black. >> check. >> yeah. i covered that. i didn't have to audition. >> he said he didn't think a white director would be able to do it justice. >> i think it's a cultural thing more than a race thing. >> and culturally you understand -- >> no question. >> you understand this place and these people. >> no question. when we would come out and pour a little for the boys upstate, i grew up with that. we always poured out a little liquor for the guys that were locked up or the guys that were dead. i know what it smells like when my sister's getting her hair fried with a hot iron on -- >> sunday morning. >> thank you. you see what i'm saying? that's culture. that's not even race. that's culture. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the "overnight news" will be right back. nly lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion
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americans are drinking less milk, but it's still costing them plenty. federal price supports for the dairy industry cost the u.s. taxpayer more than a billion dollars a year. now the milk industry and its friends in congress want more. they're calling on the fda to limit which products can actually be called milk. people who enjoy soy milk and almond milk say that's ridiculous. errol barnett has our story. >> well, we've all heard the
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expression "don't cry over spilt milk," right? but right now there are tears of frustration in the debate over who gets to put milk on their labels. on one side you have the long dominant dairy farmers. and on the other you have the new kids on the block. >> strong is good. ♪ rock it >> tennis star venus williams. >> i do plants. >> reporter: and hip-hop producer d.j. khaled appear in these new uptempo ads for silk almond and soy milk. they're part of an industry of plant-based products described as milk substitutes. they generated $1.4 billion this year and grew 54% over the last five years in the u.s. >> real milk has eight times more protein than almond milk. >> reporter: milk producers are facing decline, dropping 11% in sales over the last year. now they're fighting back. >> we have seen a drop-off in consumption of dairy products, and also we have seen a significant price drop. >> reporter: patty leonard's family has been farming in northern virginia al
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century. she milks her cows twice daily and says non-dairy milk products are successful because they're misleading. >> they are using the good name and the good qualities and the standard of milk to share their product. what makes it all the more important that we have a clear definition and a clear standard so that our consumers have a clear understanding of what they're purchasing and there's no confusion. >> reporter: 32 congressmen from dairy-producing states agree, penning this letter urging the fda to enforce its existing definition of milk, which states, "it is obtained by the complete milking of one or more cows." but how much confusion is there between cow milk and its substitutes? >> i don't think they're the same as milk, and i think that confuses people. >> i think it should continue to be called milk. it's used like milk. >> worldwide, this is the same terminology that has been used
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>> reporter: for nancy chapman of the soy foods association the hope is the fda widens its definition. >> when you drink soy milk, it is equal in terms of its ability to support growth and development as is a dairy cow's milk. >> reporter: chris galen works for the milk producers federation. would you be all right with a looser definition? >> i've never milked a soy bean. i don't suppose if you cracked one open you'd find much milk or any liquid there. all we want is for the government to do its job and to enforce the regulations on the books that says you don't got milk if it comes from a nut or a seed. >> reporter: what's interesting is the fda has historically kept out of the debate over who gets to use the term "milk." but this time it says it will respond directly to the coressmen who wrote to the
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we also reached out to the almond industry for comment and they tell us their product is fortif
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